Exhibit Space

The Wild Braid: Photographs of Stanley Kunitz in his Garden by Marnie Crawford Samuelson

Exhibition on view May 6 through June 25, 2005
This exhibition features color photographs of Stanley Kunitz's Provincetown garden by Marnie Crawford Samuelson. They are illuminated by new writings by Kunitz (with Genine Lentine) about gardening and creativity. The photographs and writings will be published as The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden, forthcoming from W. W. Norton this summer.

Toothpaste & Coffee House: Change and Continuity

On View February 9 through June 15, 2013

Coffee House Press traces its history through the turbulence of recent transformations in poetry publishing, from letterpress editions and offset printing to newer technologies. The exhibit—including broadsides, chapbooks and important first editions—provides a capsule view of the trajectory of this independent press (and its precursor Toothpaste Press) renowned for adventurous discoveries, editorial excellence, elegant design and steadfast commitment to writers, readers and poetry.

The Fist Clenched Round My Heart: An Exhibition of Love Poetry at Poets House

On view February 13 through March 13, 2010

This intimate exhibition of love poetry is drawn from The Reed Foundation Library at Poets House.

"How Does a Bird Imagine? What Does a Tree Know?"

On view March 20 through June 19, 2010

For all ages, this exhibition documents the creation of poetic spaces by a public-school community in response to images of landscape and shared journeys: a bird, a tree, a labyrinth.

Part of Ecopoetic Futures, a series of events that examine poetry and the environment. Programs in this series are funded, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Council for the Humanities.

The Green Man: An Exhibition

On View March 20 through June 19, 2010

This series of paintings by British-born poet and painter Basil King depicts the Green Man, the pre- Christian archetypal figure of creation and the earth, emerging in the guise of British historical figures, such as Guy Fawkes and Walter Raleigh.

Part of Ecopoetic Futures, a series of events that examine poetry and the environment. Programs in this series are funded, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Council for the Humanities.

Gathering: An Exhibition of Poems & Prints by Ed Colker

On view June 28 through Saturday, October 9, 2010

Creating art in response to poetry since the 1960s, Ed Colker has "produced pure expressions, stirring symbols of inner truths or imaginings that can sometimes be inspired by or incite poetry" (New York Times).

Afterwards, in between, and since: A Charles Olson Centennial Exhibition

On view December 7, 2010 through March 23, 2011

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Charles Olson’s birth, Poets House presents a selection of books by and about Olson, along with Charles Alexander’s set of ten broadsides entitled “Charles Olson: Language as Physical Fact.” The broadsides were drawn from The Maximus Poems and printed in an edition of 15 copies in 2008 at Chax Press in Tucson.

Insolent Grace: An Exhibition on the Transatlantic Life of Alberto de Lacerda

On view April 6 through June 18, 2011

This exhibition unveils treasures from the archive of Alberto de Lacerda (1928–2007), one of Portugal's most admired poets, who spent the majority of his adult life in England and the United States. On display are the fruits of his friendships with world-renowned writers and artists: letters to de Lacerda, inscribed books, handwritten poems and other gifts from the likes of John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Marianne Moore, Octavio Paz and Anne Sexton, among many others.

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